ANA Holdings Inc is taking steps to decrease its environmental impact. Effective Feb 1, 2020, ANA will reduce its reliance on single-use plastics inside its cabins and lounges and replacing the plastic straws, stirring sticks and cutlery used in these areas. The plastic straws will be replaced with eco-friendly bioplastic or paper straws while the new stirring sticks and cutlery will be made of wood.
As part of its comprehensive efforts to improve sustainability, the ANA Group adopted the Monitoring, Reporting, Verification (MRV) emission mitigation approach for the global airline industry starting on Jan 1, 2019. Developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and ratified at the ICAO General Assembly in 2016, these approaches are collectively known as Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or CORSIA. ANA will work with leading environmental experts to develop plans on how best to reduce single-use plastics, mitigate climate change and address illegal wildlife trafficking.
"ANA is committed to building on its strong record of environmental leadership by adopting policies that will prepare us to meet the next generation of challenges," said Ito Yutaka, Executive Vice President of ANA. "We have already made significant stride in our efforts to make ANA a more sustainable company, and reducing the use of plastics is another crucial step that we can take to keep moving forward. Protecting our shared home is central to ANA's vision of a better-connected world and we will continue looking for opportunities to make our products and services more eco-friendly."© Japan Today